Our Project

Leveraging on the partner networks, as well as on the links to the national educational authorities and regional initiatives, MicroCASA has an ambition to have a systemic impact on the ASEAN region as a whole.

Our Objectives

We aim to contribute to further modernization and improving responsiveness of the system of Higher Education in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines by building the capacities in local Universities to co-design and deliver short, competences-based and transparently-assessed courses leading to the issuance of digital micro-credentials, as well as by supporting their mutual recognition.

Identify effective local models for providing education and micro-credentials, while building capacity and fostering international collaboration with European professional communities

Share European best practices to build local capacity in codesigning and delivering efficient short educational units and engaging stakeholders to maximize the impact of micro-credentials

Develop and evaluate short digital competency units in socially significant domains to validate built capacity in an operational environment

Spread project excellence to regional stakeholders and create a local community of micro-credential practitioners linked to European communities for continuous capacity building and best practice exchange

Activities and Work Packages

6 work packages covering the 3 project phases:

Preparation, Development, and Evaluation and Dissemination


WP 1: Micro-credentials in SEA: Comparative and Foresight Study

T1.1 Regional micro-credentials Comparative study (Online survey)

T1.2 Roundtable “Microcredentials for SEA”

WP 2: Micro-credentials Capacity Building Programme

T2.1 Capacity building for academic staff

T2.2 Technical Capacity Building

T2.3 Career guidance and learner counselling capacity building

T2.4 Institutional development planning

WP 3: Pilot Courses Development

T3.1 Courses co-design

T3.2 Courses development

T3.3 Marketing and customer relations

WP 4: Evaluation Trial and Quality Control Mechanism

T4.1 Evaluation methodology and tools

T4.2 Evaluation, Data gathering and processing

T4.3 Quality control mechanism

WP 5: Awareness, Excellence and Sustainability

T5.1 Project website

T5.2 Social media presence

T5.3 Traditional dissemination

T5.4 Final Conference

WP 6: Project Management and Coordination

T6.1 Project infrastructure

T6.2 Coordination and Administration

Project  Deliverables


White Paper: Action Plan for Micro-credentials adoption in HE of SEA


Capacity Building  Programme Report


Infrastructure and technical skills development Report


Institutional Development Plans for micro-credentials adoption


Micro-courses for better employability


Country stakeholder workshops


Course evaluation Guidelines


Evaluation Report


Conference “Microcredentialing in Higher and Vocational Education of SEA” Report


Dissemination Report


Final Analytical Impact Report

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